This project was to transform a tired and dilapidated old tarmac drive into a fresh and modern front garden.
The old driveway was removed, grass taken up and the wall dismantled, This made way for a new contemporary retaining wall, a large driveway and parking area and low maintenance zones filled with decorative stone chippings.
The clever part of this installation is the technology within the driveway itself with a resin bound ‘SUDS’ compliant permeable surface.
SUDS is a sustainable urban drainage system, a series of methods for dealing with drainage in a sustainable manner. In this case a soak away was constructed beneath the permeable surface which allows any surface water to drain away without impacting on the already overworked man made drains. The water through the soak away will simply filter down naturally until it joins the body of ‘ground water’ at the water table. This will ease pressure on the mains drainage and help to reduce flooding.
Clearly this is an excellent solution for driveway construction with an environmental benefit – and we think it looks pretty good too!!
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Haskett Ltd, Rowan Cottage, Cannons Green
Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0TG
T 01277 899325 , M 078507 61865